Firestorm Armada 900 point battle. Ryushi vs. Sorylian.

Well, another day, another skirmish in the Storm Zone.

Was my first time taking the Ryushi out for a spin against my fellow Kurak Alliance compatriot. Don’t worry, this was a simulation, no dinosaurs were harmed in the making of this battle.

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Battlestation Size Comparison

Garthim on the Firestorm Armada forums was asking about the size comparisons of the Battlestations. I gave an explanation that I wasn’t completely satisfied with, but was accepted at the time.

I figured “what the heck”, as I have all of the Battlestations and have either 1st edition or later Battleships and Cruisers for all races, I would take a few quick pics and post them. That way¬†anyone else with a similar quandary can come check them out for themselves. ūüôā

Images can be found here : https://www.flickr.com/photos/126632382@N05/sets/72157647119041894/

 

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Fixing Firestorm Armada Tilting Models.

So there is an issue with some Spartan Games models that use pegs ‘listing’. This typically happens with the acrylic pegs for models in Firestorm Armada and some of the models in Dystopian Wars or Planetfall.

Most people tend to use Hawk Widgets to fix these issues. While they definitely do fix the issue very well, I don’t like the look of them. To me it looks like a deflated balloon hanging out of the bottom of the model.

So what are the alternatives?

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The Importance of Story

The games that we all play (at least if you are reading this,¬†the games YOU play) are mostly fun based on their rules. The rules of a game are paramount to the experience of that game, be it a roleplaying game, board game, table top battle game, etc…

Rules give the frame-work that all people sharing the experience can work with and have the same expected outcomes. Playing a game like Warhammer or Firestorm Armada will give a specific set of instructions for moving play pieces and attacking enemy models. Board games like Eclipse and Terra Mystica give rules for expansion and interaction of the players on that board. Roleplaying games super impose a unified system for skill checks, spell casting and fighting. All of these rules in a game are universal to all the players in that game. We all need to be on the same page.

But outside of the rules, there is the story.

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Aquan vs. RSN and Dindrenzi – 900 points.

Been a little bit once again. Stupid life getting in the way of gaming…

Anyways, I managed to get in a great Firestorm Armada game against my better half. Was a fun game overall. When I made the fleet lists I really wanted to try out my RSN and Dindrenzi and while playing around with the list, I made it illegal. Ooops!

While illegal, it wasn’t overpowered. There wasn’t anything crazy bad, I just used RSN as the main force with Dindrenzi allied in. Can’t do that. Has to be Dindrenzi allied with RSN or RSN allied with any other Zenian league races that aren’t the big 3 (Dindrenzi, Relthozan, or Directirate).

Oh well, no harm, no foul. Game was damn close anyway. If you are interested in checking it out, it’s up on my flickr site here :¬†https://www.flickr.com/photos/126632382@N05/sets/72157648740297618/